Would-be apprentices can download free app which developers say offers the largest selection of vacancies available via a mobile application

Tim Lezard

Prospect appWould-be apprentices can download a free App which the developers say offers the largest selection of vacancies available via a mobile application.

The App – developed by Prospect – offers information and guidance on everything related to apprenticeships, from finding out about a particular role to applying for a job, minimum rates of pay and what a should be covered in an apprenticeship contract.

Sue Ferns, Prospect’s director of communications and research said: “This new resource is aimed at not only those considering an apprenticeship, but those already undertaking one and their parents or guardians, as well as employers involved in managing, designing or operating a scheme in their workplaces.”

The App, available initially for android phones, enables you to search for apprenticeship vacancies from the largest collection in the UK available via App because it searches both the National Apprenticeship Service and Not Going to Uni – a website dedicated to helping school and college leavers make informed decisions about their future.

It enables searches by sector or location, allows you to save your favourite results and offers guidance and a checklist of things to consider.

Within three scrolls of the screen you can find out:
• who qualifies for an apprenticeship and how to get started
• how to progress both within an apprenticeship and beyond
• what happens if things go wrong.

Users can find the app on Facebook by searching for apprenticeship jobs guide or download it from the Google Play store.

Prospect says an iPhone version is currently under development.

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